Songwriter slaps Taylor Swift with $42 million lawsuit
Songwriter Jessie Braham claims Taylor Swift’s mega-hit “Shake It Off” borrows heavily from a song he wrote in 2013 called “Haters Gone Hate”.
Braham says Swift uses that specific phrase 70+ times in the song.
In the lawsuit he filed, Braham claims to be the first one who came up with the lyrics Swift used on her 1989 lead cut. In his own song, he sings lines like Haters gone hater, players gone play/ Watch out for them fakers, they’ll fake you everyday.
Therefore he’s suing her for $42 million (!!!) and wants his name added to any new prints of Shake it off.
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